The main goal of Maksatiha Camp is to help every child discover their own talent and build confidence for their entire life. In a short period, children are encouraged to use their knowledge and enjoy sharing skill sets in a carefully organised setting. Children learn about themselves, other people and the environment, which builds a harmonious sense of community and friendships for life.
In 2008, Yulia opened her first summer camp in Maksatiha, 80 km away from Tver, Russia. In 2013, her family moved to the UK and in 2014 she founded the Maksatics filmmaking holiday camp for Russian speaking children in the UK. Her film-making programme became a highly-effective way of awakening interest in the Russian language. Maksatiha camps have been established in Russia, UK and Italy and accommodate more than 1,000 children per year from over 20 countries.
In 2016, Maksatics camp presented the film ‘Lost girl’ and cartoon ‘Into the sky’ at the Festival International Du Film Sur Le Handicap 2016 in Cannes. UNESCO PACA awarded Maksatics the PRIX for ‘Solidarity the Youth’.
Yulia is a self-made woman who has more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance. She graduated at the Financial State Academy Russia and worked in the biggest commercial banks in Moscow as a Head of Treasury and head of the FX and MM markets. Then she was invited to work for the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on matters of State Property and Privatization of the National Internal Debt department. After three years at the Ministry of Finance of RF, she worked as CFO of the metal-steel holding company Mechel. In 2003, she founded financial consulting company Russian Trust Company to offer her experience to private companies wanting to build their business, as well as raise capital to invest in projects in Russia. In 2007, Yulia got her MBA degree from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
In 2007, she came back to the banking business and became Chairman of the board of Inbank, Russia and developed online banking for small and medium sized retail companies and individuals. Since 2013 she has been the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Rigensis bank, Latvia.